HITTING

Make sure athlete wears a helmet at all times while batting at the tee. Make sure other athletes not hitting are behind the tee at a safe distance before any hitting occurs. Instruct athlete to stand with feet about shoulder feet apart as they stand a couple of feet away, facing the batting tee. Make sure athlete wraps all 10 fingers around the bat and hands are touching. Make sure athletes can actually swing the bat they are using (use bat size test if needed). Instruct athlete to hit ball of whatever size the athlete chooses as hard as the athlete can. Key at this station is for athlete to be able to grip bat with both hands using the proper grip for right and left-handed batting and to swing as hard as possible.